SGA elects new senators, makes plans for upcoming semester

By Harper Spires – hspires@unca.edu – Contributor

 

Vice President Josh Owen and Sen. Paolo Salas swear in the four new SGA senators last Wednesday night. Photo by Harper Spires.
Vice President Josh Owen and Sen. Paolo Salas swear in the four new SGA senators last Wednesday night. Photo by Harper Spires.

Sen. Paolo Salas and Vice President Josh Owen swore in new SGA senators last week.

 

JaNesha Slaughter, an economics and political science student, said her goals as the new residential senator include playing a role in the selection of a new chancellor and increasing the number of women involved in technology on campus.

 

Three other senators were sworn in as well, including M Louis Edelstein, a freshman economics and political science student, Joseph Siegmeister, a sophomore philosophy student and Max Stone, a junior biochemistry student.

 

In other news:

 

Harry Samuels, executive of sustainability, is gearing up for GreenFest, an annual week-long celebration and educational opportunity for events related to sustainability on campus and in the Asheville community.

 

Samuels said there is generally an assortment of different topics, but he hopes to have a theme this year. It will likely be held the first week of April.

 

Carleigh Zeman, elections commissioner, began prepping for the spring semester SGA elections and said she plans to hold the elections the week before spring break.

 

Sens. Charlie White and Kathy Frantz are working with the Dining Services Committee this semester.

 

Sen. Paolo Salas is currently working on getting water bottle fountains in the library, Student Recreation Center and the Sherrill Center.

 

Sen. Joe Baker held the first SGA student focus group yesterday and is continuing his work with the Did You Know campaign along with the SGA Academic Affairs Committee.

 

Sens. Coraline Badgett and Sam Singer are co-chairing LoveFest this year and are working with the SGA Campus Works Committee.

 

Badgett said they are currently getting in touch with participant organizations and finalizing the schedule of events.

 

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